People with Disabilities

As the leading recruiter for the Civil and Public Service, the Public Appointments Service welcomes people with disabilities to apply for career opportunities on our website. We promote and support the development and employment of people with disabilities and promote diversity and inclusion throughout the Civil and Public Service.

If you would like to know more about our diversity and inclusiveness, please see our Diversity and Inclusion Page.

Reasonable adjustments

Our commitment is to make any reasonable adjustment for you in the recruitment process so that you can focus on your preparation for the application, test or interview.

For applicants who have declared to us that they have a disability, we will ensure that reasonable accommodations are in place as stated in our Charter on Positive Support.

For more information about our reasonable adjustments, please see our Reasonable Accommodations Request Process.

What to expect:

Before applying for a role, you should know what you can expect from us and what we expect from you. Read more about What to Expect. You can also view our Accessible Building Guide to learn more about the building before an interview or test.

Where we are:

Chapter House,

26/30 Upper Abbey Street,

Dublin 1.

Take a tour of our building.

Know Your Rights

Under the Disability Act 2005, there are rights to protect you against discrimination. Part 5 of the Disability Act sets out the legal obligations of public service bodies:

  • To promote and support the employment of people with disabilities.
  • To comply with any statutory Code of Practice.
  • To meet a target of 3% of employees with disabilities.
  • To report every year on achievement of these obligations.

The National Disability Strategy allows for the participation of people with disabilities in Irish society. The strategy is a whole of government approach designed to promote equality and the inclusion of people with disabilities.

For information on the National Disability Association strategy, please read the
National Disability Authority Code of Practice

We welcome any feedback regarding accessibility for users with a disability. To report any accessibility issues, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are a user with a disability and encounter difficulty accessing any parts of this website, or wish to discuss any matter relating to the accessibility of our building or services, please contact our Access Officer Paul Farrell.

Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 01-8587672
By post or in person
Paul Farrell,
Public Appointments Service,
Chapter House, 26-30 Abbey St. Upper,
Dublin 1.

For more information, take a look at our Accessibility Page.